Ski Touring kit list


Ski Touring Equipment

  • Skis with touring bindings
  • Ski mountaineering boots Preferably that have been worn before the trip to ensure comfort
  • Ski Poles with normal baskets not small piste baskets
  • Skins for skis
  • Ski Crampons
  • Shovel, Probe, Avalanche Transceiver.
  • Ice Axe andCrampons.
  • Harness, 2x screw gate Karabiner ice screw and 8ft sling.
  • Rucksack 30 litre for day tours and off piste skiing 45-50L for multi day tours. Models that skis
    can be attached to are best.
  • Water bottle
  • Food and snacks


  • Thermal base layer top, light colours reflect heat best. No Cotton
  • Fleece top Soft shell fabrics are also excellent
  • Spare Fleece or synthetic down
  • Trousers to wear under waterproofs, Softshell type fabrics. No Cotton.
  • Waterproof Trousers gore-tex or other breathable fabrics are best a good system in spring is soft shell then really light overtrousers.
  • Waterproof Jacket gore-tex or other breathable fabrics are best
  • Gloves Thick and thin pair
  • Hat Warm hat and sun hat
  • Goggles
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream I would recommend factor 30 as a minimum
  • Lip salve


  • Blister kit
  • Headache tablets
  • Mobile phone

At the Hut

  • Sheet sleeping Bag
  • Head torch
  • Paperback book- Kindles are great
  • Insurance certificate
  • Alpine membership card may give hut discounts BMC
  • Cash in local currency